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Spain On mMximum Alert For 50th Anniversary Of ETA

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The leaders of Spain's main political parties paid tribute to two slain police officers Friday as security forces guarded against a fresh attack on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the armed Basque group ETA.

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Iran To Begin First Trials Of Protesters

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Iran's leadership faced sharp criticism Wednesday from top clerics and even conservative supporters over prison abuses, including detainee deaths and the brutal beatings of protesters arrested in the post-election crackdown.

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UK Families Win Fight Over Birth Defects

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Britain's High Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a group of young people, born with deformed hands and feet, who say pollution from a former steelworks contributed to their disabilities.

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For Some Palestinians, Peace Is A Day At The Beach

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Giggling children built castles, drew pictures in the sand and splashed water on each other in a refreshing first for Palestinian youngsters from the landlocked West Bank: a day at the beach.

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Iran's First Trials Of Protesters To Begin

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Iran on Wednesday announced that the first trials of postelection protesters will begin this weekend, as anger grew even among some government supporters over abuse of those detained in the more than 6-week-old crackdown.

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Uighur Activist Demands Investigation Of Missing

Posted: 07/29/2009 - An exiled Uighur activist blamed by China for deadly ethnic riots demanded Wednesday that Beijing allow an international investigation into the disappearances of about 10,000 Uighur protesters she said are still missing.

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Gunmen Kill 8 In Baghdad Dank Robbery

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Baghdad police continue to investigate the second robbery of a financial institution this week, possibly carried out by insurgents attempting to finance their cause.

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US, China Have Pointed Questions In Private

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that the United States and China have reached agreement on the need to work toward more balanced global growth once the current economic crisis has ended.

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US Envoy: Most Taliban Funds Come From Overseas

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Taliban militants are receiving more funding from their sympathizers abroad than from Afghanistan's illegal drug trade, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan said Tuesday.

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US, China Have Pointed Questions In Private

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The United States and China are striking a conciliatory tone in their public comments during economic talks, although that hasn't stopped China from posing some pointed questions behind closed doors about such issues as America's soaring budget deficit.

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NKorea Says It Is Open To New Dialogue On Nukes

Posted: 07/27/2009 - North Korea suggested a new dialogue to resolve tensions over its atomic weapons programs - an apparent invitation to the U.S. to engage in one-on-one talks after Pyongyang bolstered its negotiating power with nuclear and missile tests.

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US Vice President Biden Hits Nerve In Russia

Posted: 07/27/2009 - An interview U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave to an American newspaper was front-page news Monday in Moscow, where his characterization of Russia as a weakened nation hit a raw nerve.

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Israel On Iran: Anything It Takes To Stop Nukes

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Israel hardened its insistence Monday that it would do anything it felt necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, just the ultimatum the United States hoped not to hear as it tried to nudge Iran to the bargaining table.

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Karzai: Afghans Want Rules For Troops Changed

Posted: 07/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai said Monday he wants new rules governing the conduct of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan and would be willing to talk with Taliban leaders who publicly renounce violence and endorse peace.

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Exiled Honduran Leader Makes 2nd Trip To Border

Posted: 07/25/2009 - sed President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, despite foreign leaders urging him not to force a confrontation with the government that ousted him in last month's coup.

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Last UK Veteran Of WWI Trench Battles Dies At 111

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Posted: 07/25/2009 - Harry Patch, Britain's last survivor of the trenches of World War I, was a reluctant soldier who became a powerful eyewitness to the horror of war, and a symbol of a lost generation.

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Iraq To Send Students To Colleges In US, Abroad

Posted: 07/25/2009 - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country plans to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students a year to colleges in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program.

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Jamaica Track Athletes Test Positive For Doping

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Five Jamaican track and field athletes have tested positive for doping, although a newspaper reports none of the nation's premier sprinters is among the group.

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Isinbayeva Beaten In Pole Vault At London GP

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has experienced a rare defeat at the London Grand Prix, ending a six-year winning streak at Crystal Palace.

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